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nelson mandela remains in the hospital tonight. and as mark phillips reports 9 entire country is holding its breath. >> when the much respected man seens a the saviour of his country is rushed to the hospital, it's a question of hold the front page. nelson mandela was brought to this military hospital in the capitol pretoria for what is being described as a routine visit, tests, nothing to be alarmed about, the south african government says. but there's no such thing as routine for a 94-year-old man known to be in frail health. and people are worried. >> we are praying that he gets well soon and back strong again soon. and that -- -- that the tests come out positive. >> reporter: normally mandela spends his time at his home village about 500 miles away. this was him at his 94th birthday celebration last july when he seemed physically well if mentally dete time. but now he's in the hospital again, and a security court has been set up. south africa's current president jacob zuna says he looks well and is getting good care. but the reverence for mandela is such that details of his conditio
nelson mandela is in the hospital right now. the former president is undergoing medical tests. that's according to the government. these tests have been planned for some time, we're told. they are consistent with his age. he is 94 years old. a family friend not saying how long mandela will be hospital iced, but a government spokesman insists there's, quote, no cause for alarm. mandela spent some time in the hospital earlier this year. he had stomach surgery. he became a bona fide world icon after spending some 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid. in 1994, he became president of the country where he had been imprisoned. >>> to the fiscal cliff now. the clock continues to tick away. lawmakers now have just 24 days left to make a deal and avoid that combination of big tax hikes and drastic spending cuts that could hit the economy hard. today we are hearing more from both the president and from republicans. with me now, nbc news white house correspondent mike viqueira. viq, does there appear to be any progress? >> reporter: i don't think so, craig, and we're watching it pr
east envoy for president obama. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is in the hospital. a government statement says he was admitted to a hospital today to undergo testing. it says mandela is doing well and the tests are just routine for someone his age. mandela is 94. >>> if you think people are only reading books on tablets, well, think again. how one traditional bookstore is making more money than ever. the secret next in our american journey. [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around $169 per month or get $500 holiday bonus cash. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply s
mandela has emen admitted to a pretoria hospital for tests. an official statement says there is "no cause for alarm." wndela celebrated his 94th birthday this past july with a cbs news crew given rare access to the party. north korea signaled today it may postpone a controversial test launch of its new long- range rocket previously scheduled to take place as early as this coming monday. it offered no explanation for the apparent delay. here at home, we are just over three weeks away from falling over the so-called fiscal cliff, that combination of tax increases and deep federal spending cuts. nancy cordes reports, the back- and-forecast showed no sign of letting up today 20 white house and republicans in congress. dr reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama nignaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare agd medicaid if republicans atree to raise tax rates for the rich. fini'm willing to find ways to cing down the cost of health care without hurting seniors and dther americans who depend on it. and i'm willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of
. respect to the integral values of humanity. respect the future of your descendants. mandela said, it always seems impossible until it is done. so, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world, deep cuts now. get it done. [applause] >> thank you, miss appadurai, speaking on behalf of half of the world's population, i think she said at the beginning. and on a purely personal note, i wonder why we do not let half of the world's population speak first in this conference and not last? >> that was anjali appadurai, a college of the atlantic student from bar harbor, maine, addressing the durban climate summit. this year, she was banned from the doha summit for the first week. she is allowed in now and is here to tell us what happened. anjali, thank you for being with us. what happened? after giving a dramatic address last year, how is that they began to from this year's summit until you find that this past week? >> those who lost their badges in durban had to go through a real accreditation process to go to the conference this year. basica
. there is this from the associated press. the south african president visited nelson mandela who is a in the president. -- who is a dental the hospital. he was admitted to a military hospital. he found the frail 94-year-old to be comfortable and in good care. we will turn our attention to the issue that has dominated our discussion since the election. we will continue to do so over the next few weeks. the president reject talks continue on the phone on the fiscal cliffs. what is happening behind the scenes? as next. we will have our sunday round table. all weekend long on but tv and american history to be, we are featuring the literary life of albany, new york, the capital of the new york state. we will feature all of the history programming our producers gathered there. here is a portion on september 11 exhibit found at the new york state museum. [video clip] >> we are at the new york state museum. this is our gallery dedicated to the history of september 11 and the attacks at the world trade center. the largest collection of material amassed after the attacks of september 11. to tell the story for t
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